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Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens Paperback – April 1, 1991
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The definitive regional guide for amateur fossil hunters in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania.(John Goodspeed Easton Star Democrat)
An amateur rock sleuth for 30 years, Burns successfully conveys his love for and admiration of fossils in this book. His pencil drawings are clear, clean, and incredibly detailed. Advancing from a rock history of the Chesapeake region, the book includes specific sites for fossil hunting, tips on proper tools, and advice on identifying and displaying a collection.(Chesapeake Bay Magazine)
Includes everything from scientific explanation of the nature of fossils and rock formations to a practical guide for finding the necessary tools, sizing up sites, identifying fossils and displaying them back home.(Chesapeake Children)
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The author's interest in his hobby is contagious - I recommend you read the book and share his passion.
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Very informative book. I used the book to take my son fossil hunting.Published 7 months ago by jason riley
Great book! have been to a few of the spots and its great! found a lot and walked away happy!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
just what I wanted. Explicit directions and descriptions. Have just moved to VA and
can hardly wait until spring comes when we go exploring. Read more
If you plan on collecting fossils in the mid-Atlantic area you will need this book. Good directions and sample drawings.Published on April 24, 2014 by Steve
Great illustrations make this book shine. Practical and interesting information. Useful for the person interested in fossils even if they he or she never gets to the locations.Published on November 2, 2013 by Jennifer Theoret
Used the book to go collecting at one site in the book. Directions were clear and the site provided a lot of good findsPublished on May 27, 2013 by pixiechick